Scrapping the Ban on Kitniot? Not So Fast!Efrat Rabbi Zvi Leshem says that it is largely a lack of knowledge and confusion on the subject that is fueling people to drop the custom.
Jewish DemocracyThe law declaring Israel the state of the Jewish people is not about passing Torah legislation, but concerns accepting the definition of Jewish democracy in a post-modern world.
Living on the Edge: Nearly 2/3 of Israelis are Often OverdrawnShocking figures reveal many Israelis living constantly in the red; Bank of Israel wants to know why.
National Burial Society Conference Convening in NovemberIsrael's Chevra Kadisha organizing the first conference of its kind, which will deal with all aspects of Jewish burial in Israel and abroad.
Yesh Atid No. 2 Opposed Lapid on Women in IDFMin. Shai Piron has opined that Jewish law opposes female enlistment. Lapid threatened to fire Chief Rabbis for this position.
Tzohar Rabbi Weighs in on Abortion ControversyRabbi David Stav slams ‘immoral’ decision to subsidize abortions that are not medically necessary.
Rabbi Ariel: No Phones On in Synagogue – PeriodRabbi of Ramat Gan nixes cell phones in synagogue, even on ‘silent’ mode, and has warning for Torah pamphlets as well.
Hotline to Give Halakhic Guidance for Yom Kippur Medical IssuesA halakhic hotline will help callers determine whether or not they can take medicine, eat, drink, or travel to the hospital on Yom Kippur.
"Religious-Zionists More Suitable for Chief Rabbi Role"Former IDF rabbi explains why religious-Zionist rabbis are better suited to make important Jewish legal rulings.
Feiglin in Handshake ControversyMoshe Feiglin’s Knesset handshakes lead to orthodox Jewish debate.
'The Master of Jewish Jurisprudence'Shaarei Mishpat College mourns the passing of its founder and first dean. Photos from the judge's funeral.
Retired Justice Menachem Elon Dies at 90Former Supreme Court justice Menachem Elon was an ordained rabbi, expert in Jewish civil law.
Soldiers, Businessmen, Bereaved Parents Complete the ShasIsraelis from all walks of life celebrate the completion of another round of Talmud studies.
US Jews Suffer ‘The Great Kosher Chocolate Chip Crisis’US Jews panic over Trader Joe’s removal of “pareve” from its chocolate chips, meaning they can’t be eaten with meat. Shoppers raid stocks.
The ‘Simple’ Solution to Passover Medicines: Ask Your RabbiWhat medicines can be taken on Passover? Some are prohibited, some are allowed, and some depend on one’s health.
Warren Buffet Loses Out on Pre-Passover Bread SaleBuffet misses turned down a sure-fire investment – buying bread from Jews desperate to sell it any price before Passover.
Video: Internet Challenge: ‘Online’ Jewish LawInternet has provided new methods of learning Judaism – and the challenge of answering online questions on Jewish law.